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Included in the landmark ruling of Obergefell v. Hodges, which legalized same­-sex marriage in the United States, were following words: “Finally, it must be emphasized that religions, and those who adhere to religious doctrines, may continue to advocate with utmost, sincere conviction that, by divine precepts,...

By Tonya Cox My son and his wife just had their first baby and he is thrilled with this new role. It is a privilege and responsibility he has looked forward to and he takes it seriously. In America there are a reported 72 million fathers!...

By Tonya Cox “The behavior of a human being in sexual matters is often a prototype for the whole of his other modes of reaction in life.” ~ Sigmund Freud “It is an unprecedented time in the United States in the history of sexuality” claims the America...

By Erin Weist News in the United States was recently inundated with scandals involving sexual assault. These subjects range through Hollywood celebrities, movie directors, politicians, high-profile doctors, and more. Most consist of women accusing men of assault, although there are a fair number of men doing...

By Tonya Cox Growing up as the oldest of six children, Saturday mornings consisted of family work. It was the day to deep clean our home and attend to the yard and every family member had their own assigned tasks. Family work became part of our...

By Elise Ellsworth In recent years neglect and other forms of child abuse have been on the rise.  These include the tragic 2016 case of a young Scottish boy, Liam Fee.  Little Liam was subject to continual physical abuse, had been chained up or locked in...

By McKayla Skinner The celebration of Veterans Day in the United States this last week gave all the opportunity to reflect on the many sacrifices of those who have served their country. Yet it is also important to remember the unsung heroes: those military caregivers who...

I laughed when a colleague sent me a meme with a photo of an empty notepad that included the caption: "Here's a comprehensive list of everything you're entitled to and what the world owes you." This colleague knew that I was part of a team...

By Breaunna Stone I have recently been listening to a podcast in which successful women are interviewed and they discuss their life experiences as business owners, public figures, social media influencers, wives, and mothers. Not all who are interviewed are wives and mothers but a good...

By Miriam Merrill Society boasts that you may choose do whatever you like as long as it does not affect others. As an advocate of freedom I agree that within legal bounds we are each allowed to make our own choices. However, we too often falsely...

By Erin Weist I first heard about United Families International several years ago and the message they were promoting immediately resonated with me in my role as a wife and mother. I feel privileged to write for UFI, offering my own perspective on social and political...

  By Elise Ellsworth On a trip to the Massachusetts, US, shore my husband and I found ourselves in a heated disagreement. The topic has of course escaped my memory, but a family trip had definitely gone sour. As the words of anger flew back and forth...

By McKayla Skinner The recent wildfires in California remind us that life’s trials can challenge not only communities, but also couples. However, three accounts of couples who faced the fires illustrate the principles of unity, sacrifice, and hope. The first account is of Charles and Sara Rippey....

By Christie Masters Just a few months ago our family lost a dear friend to suicide. Two weeks ago a family we know lost their youngest son. A few days later one of our family members called seeking comfort after finding out that his friend had...

By Ashley Corbaley Yes, girls can do anything boys can do. But does it have to be everything? October 11th is International Day of the Girl. This is an international day of observance set aside by the United Nations to share awareness for gender inequality and to...

By Breaunna Stone Tori Black recently published an article on the United Families International blog that discussed how some individuals and groups silence their ideological opponent with a label. One of the most popular labels used today is “hateful.” In my few short years advocating for the...

We’re in the last few days of collecting signatures to present to a United Nations body that is setting up to issue legal commentary on an international treaty that excludes unborn children from a “right to life.” United Families International has joined with other groups to collect signatures...

by Alannah Hurley “Tolerance: a fair, objective, and permissive attitude toward those whose opinions, beliefs, practices, racial or ethnic origins, etc., differ from one's own; freedom from bigotry.” June 15th, 2017, a group of LGBT individuals disrupted an ex-gay conference to declare their discontent for the ex-gay...

By McKayla Skinner Recently I came across a CNN article entitled “The Opioid Crisis Took this 8-year-old’s Father Away” by Christina Manduley and Kimberly Berryman. The reporters highlighted the experience of an 8-year-old girl, Ava, who was awaiting the release of her father from an Ohio...

By Erin Weist Australia is currently undergoing a national plebiscite (a postal vote) on whether or not to allow same-sex marriage.  This is not a legally-binding vote but a means for public feedback on a certain principle: in this case, whether or not same-sex marriage should...

By Diane Robertson In the last week, a federal judge completely struck down an Indiana state law outlawing abortions based on the baby's race, gender, or disability. How, or why, was this conclusion reached, and what led to this action? Understanding the history of abortion laws in...

By Cathi Bond It seems that the kids raised in today’s society are taught to think and act more entitled than ever before. Where has this come from, and why is so entrenched in our society? In her article entitled “Narcissistic Children and Teens: Does Your...

By Cathi Bond In today’s technological world we are bombarded with hundreds of images of ‘perfect’ men and women every day in all forms of media. Photo-laden social media sites like Facebook and Instagram can promote negative social comparisons. Typically on social media posts, everyone appears...

By Diane Robertson The modus operandi for today's abortion debate focuses on the humanity, or not, of the unborn. Some may argue that anytime between conception and birth the baby is not human and thus has no intrinsic value. By this logic there is no moral...